Copied from Cyril Mottier's post on G+
In order to implement tabs I decided to go for an entirely custom solution. I created the tab bar from scratch and added it as a custom ActionBar View. The tabs container is called TabBarView and extends LinearLayout. TabBarView actually handles the "selection strip".
The TabBarView is then filled with several TabView (one for each tab). The main purpose of TabView is to provide a nice API to deal with icon and the optional text (only visible in landscape) and handle the long press gesture (long pressing a tab displays a hint).
TabBarViewis initialized with a bunch of
TabView, it is added as a custom